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Marietta in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Kennesaw Spur

 
 
Kennesaw Spur Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 15, 2010
1. Kennesaw Spur Marker
Inscription.  June 19, 1864. When Johnston’s forces [CS] moved to a third position on the Kennesaw front, the defense works included the mountain. Bearing N.E. & E., the line ran to the Canton rd.; southward, it reached below the Dallas Rd. The left of French’s div. (Loring’s A.C. [CS], posted on the mtn.) rested on this road, where the right of Hardee’s A.C. (Walker’s div.) joined. June 27. The left of French & the right of Walker withstood the assaults of 3 Federal brigades ~ moving E. astride this, the Burnt Hickory Rd. ~ in a vain endeavor to break the line here, coincident with a line attempt at Cheatham Hill, 2.5 mi. southward.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 033-53.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 33° 57.789′ N, 84° 35.535′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Burnt Hickory Road 0.1 miles east of Old
Kennesaw Spur Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 15, 2010
2. Kennesaw Spur Marker
The view to the southeast
Mountain Road. The marker is located in the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta GA 30064, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Assault on Pigeon Hill (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kennesaw Battlefield (about 500 feet away); Logan’s 15th A.C. Line (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gen. J. E. Johnston’s Headquarters (approx. half a mile away); General Leonidas Polk's Headquarters (approx. 0.9 miles away); Federal Troops Occupy Marietta, 1864. (approx. 1.1 miles away); War Comes To Kennesaw (approx. 1.2 miles away); Trading Hard Blows (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
 
Kennesaw Spur Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 15, 2010
3. Kennesaw Spur Marker
The view southwest, looking toward a trail in park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 919 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 16, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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